Holiday Shopping


DeBlog: Best Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Deals

It’s the best time of the year if you’re looking for a great deal on restaurant gift cards. Spend $100, get $20. Spend $100, get $25. Spend $25, get $5. It’s the perfect way to say “thank you” to coworkers, or your babysitter, or a great gift for family and friends.


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UST Survey: Shoppers Enthusiastic About Holiday Season

The University of St. Thomas is out with its annual holiday spending predictions and it finds shoppers to be “enthusiastic” about the upcoming season.



Navigate Tricky Gift Return Policies After The Holidays

The holiday season has arrived and with it the efforts to find the perfect gifts for loved ones. As the hunt for gifts gets going, so does the dread of returning the thoughtful presents that are just not the right fit. Follow these tips to get through the season of returns.


Cyber Monday

The Five Best Sites To Shop On Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is oftentimes a more popular shopping event than Black Friday. The convenience of shopping at home without the hassles of the lines and throngs of people can be a huge draw. However, it’s important to know which sites are the best for deals, quality and ease in online shopping.


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Target Has Earlier Start For Holiday Kickoff

Target Corp. will open its doors at 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, three hours earlier than a year ago, to kick off the holiday shopping season.


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2012 Could Be The Best Holiday Shopping Season In Years

Target is the latest to announce an aggressive price-matching policy — saying it will match prices of major online retailers, including Amazon, starting Nov. 1.


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Good Question: Does Shopping Early For The Holidays Save You Money?

There’s a mix of displays in a Minneapolis store front that’ll likely make you double-take: a skeleton and a Christmas tree.


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Best Gifts For Artsy Types

Need a last-minute gift for the artsy and creative friend or loved one? No worries. Check out our festive gift ideas.


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‘Super Saturday’ Lures Last-Minute Shoppers

Three weeks after Black Friday’s mad rush, some sanity has returned to shopping malls and savvy holiday customers have it figured out.


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CNET Tech Expert Shares Holiday Gift Advice

CNET editor Brian Cooley joined John Hines on the WCCO Morning News with clear advice on the best technology gifts for the holidays.


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Best Gifts For Foodies

Looking for a last-minute gift for the foodie in your life? Check out these festive gift ideas.


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Schlesinger Predicts A Big Week On Wall Street

CBS Moneywatch editor at large Jill Schlesinger joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Monday to preview a busy week on Wall Street.


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Checking Out This Year’s Holiday Gadget Gifts

If you’re ready to start shopping for holiday gifts, the “blue shirts” at Best Buy in Eden Prairie have a couple of ideas that should get used regularly.


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Layaway Shopping Coming Back As Holidays Approach

We’re getting closer and closer to the holiday shopping season, and that has a lot of people wondering how they’re going to budget for gifts.


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How Do Retailers Compare In Their Toy Prices?

Stores are already competing for your holiday shopping dollars. Walmart announced today it will match prices of competitors even after the purchase is made.


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Christmas Eve Work Shutdown To Spell Mobbed Malls

Holiday procrastinators are preparing to zoom through picked-over stores, grabbing discounted sweaters and can’t-go-wrong gift cards. If they can get a parking spot, that is. But you won’t hear retailers complaining.


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Retailers Gear Up For A Busy Saturday

With one weekend left before Christmas retailers at the Mall of America believe shoppers will be coming in full force.


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Amid Blizzard, Holiday Shoppers Get Top-Notch Service

Many retailers are taking a financial hit because of Saturday’s blizzard. With only two weeks left until Christmas Day, the snowstorm interrupted many people’s shopping plans.


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DeBlog: Does Anyone Really Buy A Car For Christmas?

We see the car commercials, with the new car and the big bow in the driveway. Does anyone really get a new car for Christmas?


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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum To Host Holiday Sale

The volunteer auxiliary at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum holds its annual holiday sale this coming weekend.


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Cyber Monday Deals Too Good To Resist

As the nation’s retailers continue to celebrate a very positive Black Friday, it appears more is in store for a big Cyber Monday.


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Early Numbers Good, But Will People Continue Shopping?

The early numbers show it was a pretty good weekend for holiday shopping but will people continue to shop until Christmas?


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Popular Holiday Gifts This Season

An annual holiday spending sentiment survey shows Twin Cities’ shoppers are feeling more confident about the economy.


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Best Buy Joins In The Free-Shipping Fray

Best Buy has joined the free-shipping wars, offering the lure on many online orders for the holidays.